Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols

Steven J. Vaughan-Nichols, aka sjvn, has been writing about technology and the business of technology since CP/M-80 was the cutting edge, PC operating system; 300bps was a fast Internet connection; WordStar was the state of the art word processor; and we liked it.His work has been published in everything from highly technical publications (IEEE Computer, ACM NetWorker, Byte) to business publications (eWEEK, InformationWeek, ZDNet) to popular technology (Computer Shopper, PC Magazine, PC World) to the mainstream press (Washington Post, San Francisco Chronicle, BusinessWeek).

Paula Rooney

Paula Rooney has covered the software and technology industry for more than 20 years, starting with semiconductor design and mini-computer systems at EDN News and later focused on PC software companies including Microsoft, Lotus, Oracle, Red Hat, Novell and other open source and commercial software companies for CRN and PCWeek. She received a silver award from the American Society of Business Publication Editors in 2005 for her profile on Linus Torvalds and edited and co-authored "Partnering With Microsoft," a book about Microsoft's channel published by CMP Publishing in 2004. Rooney graduated from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in 1997. In her off time, she enjoys scuba diving, sailing, sun worshipping, running, reading, surfing (the net) and hanging out with her family. She resides on the shores of Scituate, Massachusetts.

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ActiveGrid

ActiveGrid

As RISC architecture was to the 1980s, so grid computing is to our time, a fundamental re-arrangement of computing that promises to deliver more speed, and more power, to more people than it would seem Moore's Law might allow. Open source now has a big dog in the fight.

November 17, 2004 by in Enterprise Software

Apachecon!

Apachecon!

Here's a quick shout-out from the Open Source blog to Apachecon, that glorious time when lovers of the Web's top open source server get together to trade tips, techniques, and knowledge.This year they're under the Las Vegas sun at the Alexis Park Resort, one of the few hotels in town without a casino.

November 17, 2004 by in Open Source

Microsoft hedges its bets

Microsoft hedges its bets

While the folks in Redmond would prefer an all-Microsoft world, their investment in Vintela shows that they know it isn't likely to happen. Microsoft and Vintela are working together on technologies that allow Microsoft's Active Directory to manage users on other platforms, as well as ways to allow Active Directory to manage nix objects.

November 16, 2004 by in Microsoft

Linux and DRM

Linux and DRM

The recent hiring of a former Microsoft executive, Nat Brown, by Linux developer CAC Media of New York leads me to our question of the day.Can the open source community live with Digital Rights Management (DRM)?

November 15, 2004 by in Open Source

The irony of it all

The irony of it all

As Sun cranks up the hype machine for Solaris 10, one of the technologies we keep hearing about is Janus. Sun's Janus is a technology that's supposed to allow Solaris users to run Linux binaries on Solaris, unmodified.

November 15, 2004 by in Open Source

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